The password protection of an iPad 2 running iOS 5 can be circumvented in less than five seconds with just three simple steps. Bypassing the unlock screen on iPad 2 can be accomplished by first pressing the power button until the power-off screen is displayed. Users then need only to close and reopen the fondleslab's 'smart …
So Haddock, you paid £400 for Angry Birds?
Or you just have a habit of making sure you play Angry Birds before being distracted from your shiny shiny?
Just face it, that's a fail from Apple.
I have just tested this and it is worse than just looking at the last used screen. The last screen on the iPad I just tested was the home screen. I tried to get into music but that did not work.
I then swiped back to access the search function. This allows you to search & reveal contact information and so on with any unsuspecting owner none the wiser.
This was known about last week and has been discussed to death - El Reg is a bit slow off the mark on this one.
General consensus is that anyone who cares about security doesn't leave apps open anywat and it's a bit 'meh'.
"General consensus is that anyone who cares about security"
Obviously its not Apple or they would have tested this.
Ipod Touch 4G
Just tried it on on iPod Touch 4G and it has the same problem.
However, unlike the iPhone 4S, it does not have the option to disable SIri when locked!!!
Apple have started shipping smart covers for the iPod Touch?
That is news!
Since they haven't, and since it doesn't have a magnetic sensor then you can't possibly have done this.
The Sacred J has a prayer line now...use it.
what do you expect
The iPad (and to some degree the android tablets) are still only over hyped toys, so anyone introducing them in an environment requiring data security and privacy needs their head examining. Sure this is a massive fail for apple, but even if the lock worked perfectly, until they (and android) introduce a randomising position of the keypad / swype gesture all you need to do is inspect the finger smudges on the screen to determine the access code, making these devices about as secure as the first piggie's straw house before the wolf turned up.
It's not the issue itself....it's the mindset
My issue with this, isn't in the bug itself, but how Apple missed it - Windows was inherently insecure because of the 'it's single user so lets just patch security over the top' model they used to use. If Apple are thinking the same way with this then what ELSE is inside the thousands of lines of code in there?
Not a fail
Mate, have you ever been involved in any sort of serious software development? It's incredibly complex, you will never get everything 100%, it just doesn't work that way.
Despite what many 'characters' on this site will tell you, the quality of Apple software is about as good as it gets. Even they miss things from time to time, just the way it is.
And before some dick jumps in and flames, I'm basing that opinion on many, many years spent coding for OSX, .NET, WIN32, UNIX, Linux, QNX, JAVA and all sorts of shit I can't even remember, so please don't bother.
Blah, blah, blah
It's a fuck up. They'll fix it. Back in your boxes, everyone.
"It Just Works" just took on a whole new meaning. Again.
Yup, just about the stupidest advertising slogan ever. It was always going to lay them open to mockery every time something broke. Of course the Big Jobs was so fucking arrogant that he believed that (a) nothing Apple would every break and (b) he could convince everybody it hadn't broken if it did.
Why must every single article on here be hijacked by bitter linux users? Guys we get it, you irrationally hate Microsoft, Apple... well everyone. Give it a rest.
"Proof positive that Apple care about your security."
Hmm - I was in a US iStore yesterday asking about CyberSecurity software they were selling on the shelf ; the bloke basically told me not to bother with it as "nothing we sell here needs it".
So it's official, all us FanBoi's are safe from viruses, hackers, malware, trojans, etc etc - REJOICE!!!!!!
(Bootnote - I didn't get an answer to my question "well why don't you take it off the shelf then?")
Typically many computer systems can be unlocked if you have access to the hardware. There's even special software you can use to unlock a computer with a USB drive.
Your point being?
@Settings -> General -> iPad Cover Lock/Unlock
"Settings -> General -> iPad Cover Lock/Unlock #
Set to Off, wait for patch.
Tricky one that."
You forgot one step:
> Notify all users
Your suggestion is fine once all owners know there's a problem -- but how many won't -- for ages?
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